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For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym

High-end sweatpants are becoming a staple in an increasing number of men's wardrobes. It's part of a global fashion trend called "athleisure," where gym clothes find their way out of the workout room.
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Tea Tuesdays: How Tea + Sugar Reshaped The British Empire

When tea met sugar, they formed a power couple that altered the course of history. It was a marriage shaped by fashion, health fads and global economics. And it doomed millions of Africans to slavery.
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Bill Nighy And David Hare Team Up Again In 'Skylight' Revival

"Our paths haven't crossed — we've beaten a path towards each other," says playwright David Hare. "Bill is my favorite leading man." Nighy is now starring in a revival of Hare's Skylight on Broadway.
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Tracing The Roots Of 'The Brothers' And The Boston Marathon Bombing

As jurors deliberate whether to convict Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Masha Gessen says there are still some "gaping holes" in the case. Her new book is The Brothers.
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Remembering Phyllis Klotman, Who Amassed An Amazing Collection Of Black Cinema

The archivist made it her life's work to find and preserve black films. She found more than 3,000 films that might otherwise have disappeared.
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Lucille Ball Sculptor Apologizes For 'By Far My Most Unsettling' Work

"I take full responsibility for 'Scary Lucy,' " artist Dave Poulin says, adding that he didn't mean "to disparage in any way the memories of the iconic Lucy image."
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 7, 2015

You can dive into the relationships between sound, imagery and movement at an exhibit or check out a reggae band that keeps it all in the family.
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Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties and the pressures of being on the road.
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Artists In Residence Give High-Tech Projects A Human Touch

A 3-D printing software company hands artists high-tech tools to craft human-centered projects. But it isn't the first program to pair the imaginative with the practical to inform great innovation.
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Philip Glass On Legacy: 'The Future ... It's All Around Us'

For the composer, life is how the past and the future connect. Glass' new memoir, Words Without Music, looks back on his childhood, travels through Asia and when his music provoked violence.

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